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Ribbon cutting for boxcar and caboose on November 21

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A ribbon-cutting for the boxcar restroom and caboose comfort station will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Thomas Centennial Park.

So Chesterton MS4 Operator Jennifer Gadzala announced at Tuesday night’s Park Board meeting.

A few odds and ends remain to be completed, Gadzala noted: door stops, a light in an alcove, railings for the deck. But the contractor is working through the punch list, she said.

Members did vote unanimously to approve a $1,085 contract with Singer Electric for connecting the fully wired caboose to the boxcar power grid. And Gadzala added that, because a control mechanism for the caboose door locks hasn’t been installed yet, the caboose won’t immediately be open to the public.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Bruce Mathias reported that the Santa House has been delivered to Thomas Park, that crews are busily lighting the park up for the holidays, and that the Christmas tree--donated by Tim and Rhonda Kruger--is on site.

Kipper and Waskom

In other business, Town Engineer Mark O’Dell reported that work continues on the Kipper and Waskom park rehab projects. At Kipper, he said, the playground is up and the installation of the pavers started on Monday. “It’s coming along nicely.”

At Waskom both the tennis and basketball courts have been installed but they won’t be seal-coated until the spring. “The temperature has to be 55 or above for 30 days in order to seal-coat,” O’Dell noted. Also: the footings and piers for the gazebo have been poured.

Kipper Park serves the Westchester South subdivision; Waskom, the Duneland Cove subdivision.

Posted 11/15/2018





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